Junior Rangers chain Bulldogs

By C.Y. Peters

   The Unaka Rangers jumped out on the Hampton Bulldogs early and never looked back on Thursday, scoring 19 points in the first quarter and 34 by the half.
   Tee Blevins and Aaron Greer scored six points each in the opening period and Blevins added nine more in the second quarter for the Rangers.
   Unaka led 19-10 at the first stop as Lucas Roark scored four points for Hampton in the quarter.
   Turnovers plagued the 'Dogs throughout the game. Outscoring the 'Dogs in the second 15-11, the Rangers built the lead to 34-21.
   Hampton's scoring was spread out among eight players. The 'Dogs did outscore Unaka in the third 8-6 but gave the points back in the fourth.
   Blevins ended the game with 21 and Greer followed with 14. Jordan Honeycutt led Hampton with 8, while Roark and John Potter added six each.
   Unaka also won the b-game 30-25. They had to come from behind as Hampton led 13-5 in the first period, with seven points coming from Adam Townsend.
   The 'Dogs led 16-9 at the half, then the Rangers let loose Brandon Roper in the third period as he scored eight points, then added six in the final quarter to give the Rangers the win.
   Roper ended up with 17 and Kyle Wilson tallied eight. Townsend scored nine for Hampton